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DRIVE-BY SHOOTING VICTIM DIES

BSO Case Number: PB02-10-2244 (Updated)
PIO Number: 02-10-8
Date: October 6, 2002
Time: 1445
Place of Occurrence: 830 NW 5 Avenue, Pompano Beach

Victim(s):

  • Jawon VeShawn Matthews, 12, 5/11/90, male, 4075 Lakeside Dr., Tamarac (DECEASED)

Suspect(s):

  • Unknown

Description of Incident:

Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 12-year-old boy who died at the hospital following a drive-by shooting in Pompano Beach late Sunday afternoon.

Jawon VeShawn Matthews, of Tamarac, was standing outside of his relative’s home, located at 830 N.W. 5 Avenue, when he was shot as he stood in the driveway. Broward
Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the home after receiving numerous 911 calls, reference shots fired in the area.

Matthews was airlifted to Broward General Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at approximately 6:45 p.m.

A BOLO (be-on-the-lookout) was issued for two possible suspect vehicles seen leaving the scene. The shooter is believed to have been in a dark green Corolla or Hyundai, and the second vehicle possibly involved is an older model (1980’s) burgundy Regal.

BSO detectives have not yet determined the identity of the suspect or suspects involved, and the motive remains unclear. However, investigators don’t believe Matthews was the intended target.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to call Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS or call BSO Det. Frank Ilarraza at (954) 321-4210.

INVESTIGATORS: Homicide Det. Ilarraza, CI and Sgt. Katz & Det. Levine, Dist. 11
THIS REPORT BY: Veda Coleman-Wright/PIO

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